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What’s the Process of Buying a Car in Australia?


Australia has expansive and extensive public transportation system. Despite all that, residents still feel the need to buy their own cars. This is especially common with those residing in metropolitan areas. Here is what you need to know.

You can import a car into Australia or you can buy from local car dealers. Because the government wants Aussies to buy their own cars, they have put stringent requirements to be met when importing cars; the process is lengthy. If you want to take the easy way out, you can buy locally made cars or buy from dealers who have already imported the cars and passed them through the necessary authorities.

Once you have bought your car, you will need car insurance and especially compulsory third party insurance before the car gets on the road. Insurance premiums costs are dependent on the model of the car, the value and the state in which you live. You can always get some good deals with a little online research. If you need to be protected as a driver, you will need to take life insurance.

There are costs involved with owning a car. In Australia, you will spend between $14,000 and $22,000 a year on two family cars. This amount goes to gas, repairs and insurance.

You can buy a car online or buy one from your local dealer. Buying online gives you the advantage of a wide choice and better price comparison. However, you never get to test drive the car you buy or see its features and condition up-close. When you buy from a local dealer, you get to test your car before buying.

Whichever method you choose when buying a car, ensure that you do thorough research. This way, you will not only get the car of your choice but also get the best deal and ensure your car is compliant with federal and state laws.